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Why do you end up high on the Bristol stool scale when you are hungover?

Why do you end up high on the Bristol stool scale when you are hungover? What is it with alcohol that interrupts the normal processes in the bowel? Even if you drink plenty of alcohol, the amount of ...
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Why would blue food colouring turn green after “intestinal assistance”?

So my wife and I just had a baffling experience with my 3yo. He just went to the toilet, and his stool came out green. Bright green, like the leaves of a healthy tree, or the Libyan flag. I can't ...
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Red colors food and impact on stool colors

Does eating pink ginger with sushi and after pomegranate seeds transform the poo into red or a physician should be consulted if the red color is see again in the stool ?
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Urinating while excreting

Can passing faeces and urinating occur at the same moment and if not, why? Now I don't have any medical knowledge really or background but the only conclusion I can come to is that faeces press ...
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How Close to Fecal Matter is Unhealthy

I hope this is the appropriate place to ask such a question and I've Googled this thought but have come back empty handed so wanted to run it by the stack exchange community. Can I catch any diseases ...
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Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat? What is the function of the sweat in this process?

Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat? I have noticed that when I or my significant other gets a bout of diarrhea -- that sweating often manifests itself too (moments before and during the ...
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What medications (whether prescription or OTC) or home-remedies are used for stool-softeners or laxatives (to counteract constipation)?

Because I have been dealing with a lot of physical pain, I have been taking a lot of pain medication, which has the common side of effect of constipation. Obviously, this leads to painful defecation ...
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Interesting data from stool/poop

I'm interested in getting personal health data from unusual sources. What are some surprising things you can learn from your stool/fecal material, e.g. regarding: Gut flora Digestive health ...
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What factors control how much water the bowel absorbs?

The lower intestine absorbs water from faecal matter, and uses that as one source of hydration for your body. I assume the bowel has various reasons for deciding when not to do this...and diarrhoea is ...
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Is fecal occult blood test (EZ Detect) effective if urine is in the toilet bowl?

The patient used an EZ Detect fecal occult blood test. The test was positive. She saw a tiny blue circle on the piece of paper indicating trace of blood in her stool. But, she indicated there was ...
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Why does my girlfriend have such smaller stools when we eat the same food?

My girlfriend and I have a fairly well-rounded diet. We eat a lot of vegetables, beans, and grains, some dairy and a moderate amount of meat (maybe one serving per day). I would assume our diet to be ...